Volume 23, Number 8 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | July 2 - 8, 2010
Engagement ring gone
A visitor from Virginia, 35, told police she went to get her nails done at Spring Nail Spa, 119 Fulton St., at 2:30 p.m. Fri., June 25. She took her engagement ring off and put it on the shelf behind her while her nails were being done, then went to the rear of the spa for a massage but left the place without the ring, police said. The victim returned 45 minutes later when she realized she didn’t have the ring but did not find it on the shelf, police said. The woman had to leave for Virginia the next morning for her wedding without the diamond and gold ring valued at $7,000, police said.
Baruch drug bust
Housing Police executing a search warrant of the residence of Dwayne Davis, 52, Apt. 3C, 140 Columbia St. in the Baruch Houses shortly before 8 a.m. Thurs., June 10 found more than 100 small zip lock bags of crack cocaine, three bags of marijuana, a digital scale, a supply of zip lock bags and $599 in cash. Davis told the arresting officers, “The rest is in my suit pocket. That’s all of it. It’s mine. My wife had nothing to do with it,” according to the complaint filed with the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. Police found a plastic bag with a rock of crack cocaine in a pocket of his suit jacket in a closet. Police also found crack cocaine in a rolled up $10 bill in the bedroom where they arrested Davis. He was being held in lieu of bail pending a July 7 court appearance on several charges of drug possession with intent to sell.
A Downtown resident, 42, parked his 2009 black Yamaha motorcycle on the northeast corner of Front St. and Peck Slip shortly after 2 p.m. Mon., June 21 and returned at 9 a.m. two days later to find it had been stolen, police said.
Workers wallets gone
Four employees of Greenwich Grill, 428 Greenwich St. near Laight St., told police that wallets, cash, credit cards, ID and cell phones were stolen from their bags in a second floor office while they were working between 7 and 9 p.m. Sun., June 27.
A Bronx man, 57, was charged with burglary on Thurs., June 24 for making his way into New York Law School, 57 Worth St., without a pass. A school employee called a security guard who arrested David Farrell and charged him with third degree burglary.
Arrested in phone snatch
A Brooklyn teenager, 16, told police he was on a southbound N train around midnight Mon., June 28 when someone snatched his BlackBerry cell phone from his hand and fled at the Whitehall St. station. Police arrested Damien Lewis, 17, at South Ferry Plaza about two hours later and charged him with larceny in connection with the incident.
A Queens woman, 62, was eating in a pizzeria at 26 Murray St., around 1:20 p.m. Tues., June 22 when she discovered that someone had picked her wallet from her bag and made off with it. The victim told police she just used the wallet to pay for the food she was eating. In addition to credit cars, driver’s license and registration, she lost $200 cash.
An Upper East Side man put his bag next to his chair in Raccoon Lodge, 59 Warren St., when he went in to eat at 11 p.m. Fri., June 25. He left the place without his bag but didn’t report the theft until the next day because he thought a colleague might have taken it by mistake. The victim lost an iPad, an iPod, a BlackBerry and personal documents, including his U.S. Passport.
Cutting a pocket
A Staten Island man, 58, was asleep on a southbound No. 1 train between Chambers St. and South Ferry around 3:30 a.m. Sat., June 26 when someone cut his left front trouser pocket and removed $400 and personal ID, police said. The victim awoke to see the suspect flee and chased him but fell down, letting the suspect escape.
A Bronx man, 36, was on a train entering the Whitehall St. station around 4:15 a.m. Sun., June 27, when a stranger cut his left front trouser pocket and removed his watch and nine dollars. The victim notified police who arrested John Gathers, 54, and charged him with grand larceny. It was not known whether Gathers was to be charged for the similar incident the previous day.
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